The Masters Greatest Roars
The greatest shots and the biggest moments in Masters tournament history, as remembered by players and Golf Digest editors.
Released on 4/7/2015
|Executive Producer:||Harris Levinson|
Produced by: Emoticon Productions
Greatest shot, hands down,
was Phil Mickelson's shot in 2010.
There he is, he's got a one-shot lead.
He hits a bad drive, he hits it straightaway.
He hits it through the fairway into this pine straw.
And Phil decides to go for it.
He's got a four-foot window to go at this green.
A shot that I didn't think
was a very smart shot at the time.
I don't think I would ever have tried that shot.
He made it happen and he won the golf tournament.
That, to me, was pretty sick.
Obviously the most famous one is Jack's putt at 17 in '86,
that's, I'd say, the most famous.
1986 was probably the most electrically charged day
I've ever played in a final round of any major championship.
When I was playing 15, Greg and I had just teed off 15,
and Jack was putting on 17.
We saw the putter go up, and then this roar.
I mean, it was the loudest noise
I've ever heard on a golf course.
That had to have been one of the loudest roars.
There's just no way to describe it.
It was just a roar.
There wasn't any question as to who made the putt
and what it meant.
Bubba Watson's wedge from the middle of the tree
sunk to the 10th hole to get him,
I believe that was his first green jacket.
Hit a terrible tee shot to the right, in the trees.
Looked like he had no shot.
Manages to hook a wedge from 140 yards
and had to bend at least half of that.
You know, miraculously puts it on the green
to about 15 feet.
It set up a par.
I've gone back to that spot
and I looked at what that shot looks like.
I can't imagine, in a practice round,
somebody pulling that shot off,
let alone doing it in the playoff
to go ahead and win your first green jacket.
I focus on the short game shots,
and the one, to me, was Tiger Woods in 2005 on 16.
I mean, under the circumstance,
knowing where DiMarco is making a run
and knowing what he had to do...
[Commenter] The imagination it took
to come up with that shot,
and then the skill it took to actually execute the shot...
[Commenter] He executed absolutely perfect,
and under the circumstances,
with the green jacket on the line,
that's the thing you remember at Augusta.